- November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month. Are you a peanut butter lover? What are some ways you enjoy consuming it? I’m a fan. I really like these Nature Valley biscuits that I eat for breakfast, and one of the options has peanut butter–although funnily enough, I actually prefer the almond butter ones. Anyway. I’m also a big fan of simple PB&J sandwiches. It makes me really thirsty, though, so I tend not to be a fan of its presence in things like milkshakes and ice cream.
- November is National Roasting Month. What did you most recently roast, and how did it come out? Probably veggies, and probably fine.
- November is National Gratitude Month, which of course leads to the American Thanksgiving holiday. What are you particularly grateful for this month? The fact that while there was a lot of back and forth trying to get my husband’s TRA money, we had enough saved that we weren’t struggling, even if I’m not happy about having to dip into it. The fact that we’re all healthy and happy. The fact that our kid is damn adorable.
- November is National Inspirational Role Models month. Who are some of your inspirational role models? My grandparents, plenty of writers.
- November is National Family Stories Month. What’s an oft-told story in your family? We have several, like I’m sure all families do, but one that came up recently was my best friend’s nephew, who’s like 5, said something about just going to the bank to get more money. My mom has a similar story, where my brother asked her if we could go somewhere or do something, I don’t remember, and she told him no and said something like, “Plus we don’t have the money for it,” and he said, “Just go get some out of one of those machines.” My brother’s childhood understanding of money comes up a lot in family stories–another good anecdote is that for a long while, he thought that if, say, I got two $10 bills in a Christmas card and he got a single 20 that I got more money than him.
From Friday 5.